Twelve celebrities, including Britons Mel B and Jane Seymour, have danced their first steps in the fifth season of Dancing With The Stars.

Mel danced the cha cha with her partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy overnight.

Meanwhile, British actress Jane revealed that she’s dedicating her performances on the show to her ailing mum in England, who is in a nursing home after suffering a stroke.

“I was really, really sad, because my mum had a stroke, and she’s in a nursing home, and she can’t talk any more and she can’t move,” said Jane.

“I mentioned the show to her over the phone… and she started trying to talk. She got so excited.”

As one of the older competitors, 56-year-old Jane has been making sure she’s well prepared.

“I’ve been doing lots of sit-ups and stretching and exercises that I know would be good for me,” she said.

“It’s fun to see what you can do rather than just give up completely and say I can’t do any more. The only promise is that I will have a big smile on my face.”

CLICK below to watch Mel B’s performance on Dancing with the Stars… and the judges’ comments!